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Noirvember in Neo-Noir Only
1. One False Move (1992) TSP Noirs #489
2. Minority Report (2002) REVISION TSP Noirs #871
3. Miller's Crossing (1990) REVISION TSP Noirs #382
4. The Big Lebowski (1998) REVISION TSP Noirs #672
5. Romeo is Bleeding (1993) TSP Noirs #662
6. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) TSP Noirs #601
7. The Last Seduction (1994) TSP Noirs #350
8. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986) TSP Noirs #856
9. After Dark, My Sweet (1990) TSP Noirs #422
10. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) TSP Noirs #748
11. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) REVISION TSP Noirs #539
12. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) REVISION TSP Noirs #423
13. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) REVISION TSP Noirs #652
14. No Country for Old Men (2007) REVISION TSP Noirs #702
15. Dog Day Afternoon (1975) REVISION TSP Noirs #810
16. Nocturnal Animals (2016) REVISION Taste of Cinema's Neo-Noirs #17
17. City of Industry (1997) TSP Noirs #874
18. Final Analysis (1992) TSP Noirs #847
19. Basic Instinct (1992) REVISION TSP Noirs #407

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Revisited for the first time in more than fifteen years, this holds up reasonably well. For an "is she or isn't she" thriller, the ambiguity is not all there; the red herrings always feel like red herrings and Sharon Stone never tries to seem innocent. Ambiguity exists though - but it is merely in the mind of the Douglas character, and the film's effectiveness may vary depending on how sympathetic one finds him to be. He is a fascinatingly flawed character though.
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27. No Sudden Move (2021) - The latest Steven Soderbergh film to be hidden by a streaming service paywall. This plays almost like a 'greatest hits' compilation a quite a few noir/neo-noir tropes, but it at least repackages them into an enjoyable, sturdy package, although I have mixed feelings on the occasionally distorted, fish-eye lens photography. The cast here definitely helps add to the material, the standouts being Don Cheadle and David Harbour, though it was nice to see Brendan Fraser show up in a current release film - something which I don't think I've seen in at least a dozen years or so.
Dizzy Dames
1. The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
2. Man Hunt (1941)
3. Algiers (1938)
4. Detour (1945)
5. Nightmare Alley (1947)
6. Hollow Triumph (1948)
7. The Naked City (1948)
8. The Penalty (1920)
9. Abandoned (1949)
10. Caught (1949)
11. The Prowler (1951)
12. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
13. Paycheck (2003)
14. Suddenly (1954)
15. The Brothers Bloom (2008)
16. Angels Over Broadway (1940)
17. Fallen Angel (1945)
18. Drunken Angel (1948)
19. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
20. The Amazing Mr X (1948)
21. Blonde Ice (1948)
22. Thieves' Highway (1948)
23. The Leopard Man (1943)
24. D.O.A. (1949)
25. Black Rain (1989)
26. The Second Woman (1950)
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6. The Accused (1949): 7/10

Cute noir with a cute Loretta Young playing a psychology professor. The best scene is with Sam Jaffe as Dr. Romley in the police laboratory.
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1. A Woman's Secret (1949) #GloriaGrahame
2. La bête à l'affût (1959)
3. The Woman in the Window (1944) (rewatch) #JoanBennett
4. Cage of Gold (1950)
5. Pickup on South Street (1953) #ThelmaRitter
6. The Accused (1949)
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Can someone be so kind as to recommend me one or two neo noirs? No borderline cases please, I'd like them to be very noiry. From the big TSPDT Noir list I loved Thief, Se7en and Memento, just to name a few.
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3. Strangers in the Night (1944) - 7/10
4. Criminal Court (1946) - 7/10
The Postman Always Rings Four Times
1. Mysterious Intruder (1946)
2. Whispering Footsteps (1943)
3. Strangers in the Night (1944)
4. Criminal Court (1946)
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The lists I am working on are:
Another 100 Film Noirs (BFI Screen Guide) 6 left
BFI 100 key Noir films
Film Noir. 100 All-Time Favorites. Taschen, 2014
"Death on the Cheap - The Lost B Movies of Film Noir" by Arthur Lyons

BFI 100 key Noir films
8. 36 Quai des Orfèvres (2004) aka Department 36 Two cops vie for the police chief's job, but they each have their own demons to battle while they battle each other.
UnNOIRficial Lists
1. Let Us Live (1939) Seventeen years before Hitchcock got him, Henry Fonda is the wrong man, only this time it's murder.
2. La strada buia aka Fugitive Lady (1950) Insurance investigator uncovers a murder plot, with an ironic ending.
3. Es geschah am hellichten Tag (1958) aka It Happened in Broad Daylight Swiss police lieutenant forgoes retirement to find a child killer on his own time.
4. La môme vert de gris (1953) aka Poison Ivy Long before Alphaville, FBI agent Lemmy Caution tracks down stolen gold in French North Africa.
5. C.I.D. (1956) C.I.D. inspector investigates the death of a crusading newspaper editor, but with musical numbers.
6. Suna no utsuwa (1974) aka The Castle of Sand Murder investigation crisscrosses Japan hitting several dead ends before the murderer is identified.
7. Terra Estrangeira (1995) aka Foreign Land After his mother's death, a Brazilian travels to the land of his mother's birth, but not without tangling with the wrong people.
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Lammetje wrote: November 14th, 2021, 7:00 pm Can someone be so kind as to recommend me one or two neo noirs? No borderline cases please, I'd like them to be very noiry. From the big TSPDT Noir list I loved Thief, Se7en and Memento, just to name a few.
Off the top of my head, I'd recommend Altman's Long Goobye, Mona Lisa, Dark City, Soylent Green, Série noire, Pialat's Police...
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Hunziker wrote: November 14th, 2021, 8:41 pm
Lammetje wrote: November 14th, 2021, 7:00 pm Can someone be so kind as to recommend me one or two neo noirs? No borderline cases please, I'd like them to be very noiry. From the big TSPDT Noir list I loved Thief, Se7en and Memento, just to name a few.
Off the top of my head, I'd recommend Altman's Long Goobye, Mona Lisa, Dark City, Soylent Green, Série noire, Pialat's Police...
I'd throw Red Rock West and the Coens' Blood Simple on there too.
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50. A Blueprint for Murder (Andrew L. Stone, 1953) #JeanPeters
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51. Johnny O'Clock (Robert Rossen, 1947)
List: TSPDT Noir #192

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52. Cry Terror! (Andrew L. Stone, 1958)
List: TSPDT Noir #481
Beyond These Dark Streets...
1. Cornered (Edward Dmytryk,1945)
2. Tomorrow Is Forever (Irving Pichel, 1946)
3. Sharky's Machine (Burt Reynolds, 1981)
4. The Scarf (Ewald André Dupont, 1951)
5. Naked Alibi (Jerry Hopper, 1954) #GloriaGrahame
6. Best Seller (John Flynn, 1987)
7. Arch of Triumph (Lewis Milestone, 1948)
8. They Won't Forget (Mervyn LeRoy, 1937) #LanaTurner
9. The Raging Tide (George Sherman, 1951) #ShelleyWinters
10. Psyche 59 (Alexander Singer, 1964)
11. Bad Influence (Curtis Hanson, 1990)
12. Midnight Manhunt (William C. Thomas, 1945)
13. The Macomber Affair (Zoltan Korda, 1947) #JoanBennett
14. The Girl Hunters (Roy Rowland, 1963)
15. 8 Million Ways to Die (Henry S. Kesler, 1957)
16. Muerte de un ciclista a.k.a. Death of a Cyclist (Juan Antonio Bardem, 1955)
17. The Spider (Robert Webb, 1945) #AnnSavage
18. 5 Steps To Danger (Henry S. Kesler, 1957)
19. Shopping (Paul Anderson, 1994)
20. Marked Woman (Michael Curtiz, Lloyd Bacon, 1937)
21. Cry of the Hunted (Joseph H. Lewis, 1953)
22. Jennifer (Joel Newton, 1953) #Ida Lupino
23. Narrow Margin (Peter Hyams, 1990)
24. Affair in Trinidad (Vincent Sherman, 1952)
25. Saigon (Leslie Fenton, 1948) #VeronicaLake
26. Assalto ao Trem Pagador a.k.a. Assault on the Pay Train (Roberto Farias, 1962)
27. Desert Fury (Lewis Allen, 1947) #MaryAstor
28. Les bonnes femmes a.k.a. The Good Girls (Claude Chabrol, 1960)
29. Guns, Girls, and Gangsters (Edward L. Cahn, 1959)
30. Vice Raid (Edward L. Cahn, 1959)
31. Scissors (Frank De Felitta, 1991)
32. Gumshoe (Stephen Frears, 1971)
33. The Verdict (Don Siegel, 1946)
34. De bruit et de fureur a.k.a. Sound and Fury (Jean-Claude Brisseau, 1988)
35. The Weapon (Val Guest, Hal Chester, 1956) #LizabethScott
36. Poulet au vinaigre a.k.a. Chicken & Vinegar (Claude Chabrol, 1985)
37. Bait (Hugo Haas, 1954)
38. Swamp Women (Roger Corman, 1956) #MarieWindsor
39. No Way Home (Buddy Giovinazzo, 1996)
40. Michael Shayne: Private Detective (Eugene Forde, 1940)
41. The 13th Letter (Otto Preminger, 1951) #LindaDarnell
42. I, the Jury (Harry Essex, 1953)
43. The Man Who Wouldn't Die (Herbert I. Leeds, 1942)
44. The Man on the Eiffel Tower (Burgess Meredith, Irving Allen, Charles Laughton, 1949)
45. Consenting Adults (Alan J. Pakula, 1992)
46. La vittima designata a.k.a. The Designated Victim (Maurizio Lucidi, 1971)
47. In the Cut (Jane Campion, 2002)
48. International Crime (Charles Lamont, 1938)
49. City Across the River (Maxwell Shane, 1949) #ThelmaRitter
50. A Blueprint for Murder (Andrew L. Stone, 1953) #JeanPeters
51. Johnny O'Clock (Robert Rossen, 1947)
52. Cry Terror! (Andrew L. Stone, 1958)
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Lammetje wrote: November 14th, 2021, 7:00 pm Can someone be so kind as to recommend me one or two neo noirs? No borderline cases please, I'd like them to be very noiry. From the big TSPDT Noir list I loved Thief, Se7en and Memento, just to name a few.
I would add One False Move (1992) (LA cops and a small town Arkansas cop chasing a murderous gang of robbers); The Big Easy (1986) (a crooked cop and a public corruption unit Assistant DA investigating drug related murders, with a lot of Louisiana music); and Cutter's Way (1981) (a drifter witnesses the dumping of a body, his embittered Vietnam vet friend uses unorthodox methods to try to prove that a rich suspect was the killer, since the police won't touch him).
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Hunziker wrote: November 14th, 2021, 8:41 pm
Lammetje wrote: November 14th, 2021, 7:00 pm Can someone be so kind as to recommend me one or two neo noirs? No borderline cases please, I'd like them to be very noiry. From the big TSPDT Noir list I loved Thief, Se7en and Memento, just to name a few.
Off the top of my head, I'd recommend Altman's Long Goobye, Mona Lisa, Dark City, Soylent Green, Série noire, Pialat's Police...
flavo5000 wrote: November 14th, 2021, 9:01 pm I'd throw Red Rock West and the Coens' Blood Simple on there too.
ororama wrote: November 14th, 2021, 9:50 pm I would add One False Move (1992) (LA cops and a small town Arkansas cop chasing a murderous gang of robbers); The Big Easy (1986) (a crooked cop and a public corruption unit Assistant DA investigating drug related murders, with a lot of Louisiana music); and Cutter's Way (1981) (a drifter witnesses the dumping of a body, his embittered Vietnam vet friend uses unorthodox methods to try to prove that a rich suspect was the killer, since the police won't touch him).
I said one or two, damn it! :pinch: No seriously, thanks for the recs. :)
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2. The Night of the Hunter (1955, Charles Laughton), 5/5

Terrific stuff, Michum was very menacing and those riverine sequences were sublime.
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A rain-slicked street, dark of evil, a gun, a shadow...

1. They Gave Him a Gun (W.S. Van Dyke, 1937)
2. They Drive By Night (Arthur B. Woods, 1938)
3. Rio (John Brahm, 1939)
4. On the Night of the Fire (Brian Desmond Hurst, 1939)
5. Big House, U.S.A. (Howard W. Koch, 1955)
6. Angels Over Broadway (Ben Hecht/Lee Garmes, 1940)
7. A Woman's Face (George Cukor, 1941)
8. Grand Central Murder (S. Sylvan Simon, 1942)
9. No Escape / I Escaped from the Gestapo (Harold Young, 1943)
10. The Missing Juror (Budd Boetticher, 1944)
11. The Great Flamarion (Anthony Mann, 1945)
12. Two O'Clock Courage (Anthony Mann, 1945)
13. Circumstantial Evidence (John Francis Larkin, 1945)
14. The Glass Alibi (W. Lee Wilder, 1946)
15. The Beast With Five Fingers (Robert Florey, 1946)
16. Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (Gary Fleder, 1995)
17. The Verdict (Don Siegel, 1946)
18. Calcutta (John Farrow, 1946)
19. It Always Rains on Sunday (Robert Hamer, 1947)
20. La muerte camina en la lluvia / Death Walks in the Rain (Carlos Hugo Christensen, 1948)
21. La trampa / The Trap (Carlos Hugo Christensen, 1949)
22. Apenas un delincuente / Hardly a Criminal (Hugo Fregonese, 1949)

My second Christensen film in a row isn't any more likely to make a favorite of him than the previous film - in fact I like it a bit less - but it's got enough interest, and like that film, some really terrific visual moments, so he's not going to go on my avoid list either. Let's just say the jury is still out. This is a fairly conventional woman-in-danger pic, in which a lonely but fairly well-off woman answers an ad from a seemingly similar man, and goes out to the isolated island he lives on (not that isolated - it seems to be an island in a river, not something miles out to sea, which is important in the latter part of the film) and immediately falls in love and gets married. So far so good except...he turns out to be not so honest and wonderful as he seemed. This is no spoiler as it's IMMEDIATELY obvious to anyone watching this who is half-awake that the guy is a sleazebag, and just as obvious that the woman isn't going to figure it out until it's almost too late, and this is the biggest problem with the film - it's so unsubtle that you want to scream at the young lady "get out, get out!" George Rigaud as the criminal husband is quite good, and Zully Moreno as the naive wife is somewhat over-dramatic but not bad, though she's too conventionally beautiful to be really believable in the part - come on, would she have had to answer a lonelyhearts letter, living in the big city as she did? While there's a narration that tries to convince us that her past has destined her for this lonely life, it just seemed a bit too theatrical to me. But there are a couple of really terrific sequences involving the spooky forest, and the ending was pretty good, if unsurprising. So...all right I guess.

Apenas un delincuente is director Fregonese's fourth film, and his penultimate Argentine project before he took the boat to Hollywood dreams, and eventually some European genre pictures before coming back to his native land for his last few films. I've seen a couple of his westerns, one of his Hollywood noirs, and a German Mabuse film, and liked the westerns the most, but didn't really have a feel for him as a filmmaker overall. Looking at those films and then seeing this one I guess it's not surprising that downbeat crime films are a significant part of his ouevre, as his westerns aren't exactly cheerful, and even though his Mabuse film is the least-serious in the series, it's a paranoid fantasy series to begin with. Still this is a particularly dour piece, about a young man (Jorge Salcedo, quite excellent) who cannot give up gambling (and has no desire to) though he can't afford it, and decides that stealing a huge amount of money from his company is the way to go after learning that he'll spend at most 6 years in prison. Of course things don't go as planned, and when he's more or less forced to spill the location of the money to his brother to help out the family, you know he's going to have a hard time retrieving it - if he survives at all. The film begins and ends with a pretty spectacular (by 40s standards anyway) car chase and crash - circling from the present back to itself after the flashback that is the bulk of the film - and definitely pushes a "crime doesn't pay" agenda as strongly as many Hollywood films of the period, but the location work and editing, and Salcedo's performance and the acting of some of the other criminal characters is enough to push this into the "pretty good" category at least.

23. Undertow (William Castle, 1949)

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Here's a fine example of a film that I'm probably overrating because it just hits a bunch of sweet spots for me, though it's no more original or well-made than most lower-rent noir. Scott Brady is Tony Reagan, an ex-con and ex-soldier who as the film begins is in Reno, about to fly back to his hometown of Chicago to marry his fiancée Sally (Dorothy Hart) and settle some business before coming back out west where he's got an interest in a ranch. He meets old buddy Danny (John Russell) who'd like him to get into the casino business with him, but Tony's history and his desire to get away from that history make him say no thanks. On arriving in Chi-town - after a nice little bit of meet-cute and conversation with schoolteacher Ann (Peggy Dow) - he almost immediately gets into trouble, being framed for a crime and, given his past and the particular of the crime, having little chance of persuading the cops, and with only one friend who the cops don't know - Ann - that he can call on. This has some similarities to Two O'Clock Courage which I watched earlier in the month - the man wanted for murder here, an amnesiac in the other film, but both developing romances with and being helped out by sympathetic women who are just as smart (or smarter) than them, and I like that, but even more I like the use of a fair amount of real Chicago locations, and the really solid cast which also includes Bruce Bennett in a smaller-than-usual role as a cop sympathetic to Tony, and Rock Hudson, in a bit part in just his second film. I really doubt many people will see this as more than a light programmer (though it's certainly not a comedy-heavy film - it just never feels like it's going full-on into darkness) but it just ticked a lot of boxes for me.

24. Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur, 1947) (re-watch)
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Probably 5th viewing. Watched it this time because my brother was visiting, and while he's a pretty casual movie viewer who doesn't really look hard for older stuff, he's been raving about Chinatown for a couple of years, and I wanted to show him a classic example of the films that made that one possible. And this was the obvious choice for me; I don't know if I'd call it my "favorite" noir, but if I were to restrict the genre/style/whatever only to those films that EVERYBODY agrees are noir - b/w, 1940-1959, American crime dramas with a pessimistic outlook, chiaroscuro lighting, etc, etc, well, this wouldn't have any trouble placing at the top, with only maybe The Reckless Moment and The Big Sleep serious contenders to knock it from the throne. Why?

1) Jane Greer - who only has a handful of credits that can be reasonably called noir, but whose indelible presence in this film is matched by very, very few femme fatales - Stanwyck in Double Indemnity, Turner in Postman and uh... that's about it. She remains a character of mystery throughout to, inscrutable in her - evil? self-interest? narcissism? Hard to tell.

2) Robert Mitchum - the perfect dope, the perfect noir "hero" here - he calls himself bad, but he's not, really - if he were put on trial for the crimes he commits in the film, he'd get a short sentence and be out in less than a year. His crime is weakness and dumb animal attraction, lack of wisdom, lack of vision, and Mitchum's uber-laconic persona fits this character like a 30-year-old glove wrapped around a 40-year-old bottle of Scotch.

3) Kirk Douglas - it's nice to see Kirk in the role of an unambiguous villain which he plays with relish - but because Greer is just as bad or worse, and Mitchum so misguided and dense, he doesn't really come off as the bad guy as much as he probably deserves to. Plus, the particular super-extroverted and almost manic charm that's the opposite of Mitch's extremely low-key almost to the point of sleepy personality.

4) the writing, both the dialogue - some of the best in movie history - and the plotting, which isn't really complex but which, combined with Tourneur's efficient and bold direction (look at the fistfight between Mitchum and Steve Brodie, one of the most dynamic bits of action I can think of in this era) and Samuel Beetley's editing makes for a film that is nearly impossible to remember clearly and follow completely even after a whole bunch of viewings. But in a good way.

5)Roy Webb's simple, plaintive, romantic score, not something I noticed that clearly in early viewings but something that really sticks with me now

6)Nicholas Musuraca's surprisingly atypical, straightforward cinematography - not a lot of Dutch angles or crazy lighting here, but everything is just so - Jane Greer's initial appearance for example, and the really stark contrasts between the reality of the on-location Bridgeport, CA daylight/mountain/rural settings and the darkness of almost everything else.

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16. Daisy Kenyon (1947, Preminger) 6,5/10 #JoanCrawford
17. Flamingo Road (1949, Curtiz) 6,5/10 #JoanCrawford

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01. Macao (1952, Sternberg) 6/10 #GloriaGrahame
02. Johnny Eager (1941, LeRoy) 7/10 #LanaTurner
03. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949, Castle) 6,5/10 #ShelleyWinters
04. He Ran All the Way (1951, Berry) 4/10 #ShelleyWinters
05. Highway Dragnet (1954, Juran) 5,5/10 #JoanBennett
06. Apology for Murder (1945, Newfield) 4/10 #AnnSavage
07. Women's Prison (1955, Seiler) 6,5/10 #IdaLupino
08. The Bigamist (1953, Lupino) 6,5/10 #IdaLupino
09. Saigon (1948, Fenton) 6/10 #VeronicaLake
10. A Kiss Before Dying (1956, Oswald) 6,5/10 #MaryAstor
11. Desert Fury (1947, Allen) 5,5/10 #LizabethScott
12. The Sniper (1952, Dmytryk) 6,5/10 #MarieWindsor
13. Hangover Square (1945, Brahm) 6,5/10 #LindaDarnell
14. City Across the River (1949, Shane) 5,5/10 #ThelmaRitter
15. A Blueprint for Murder (1953, Stone) 6/10 #JeanPeters
16. Daisy Kenyon (1947, Preminger) 6,5/10 #JoanCrawford
17. Flamingo Road (1949, Curtiz) 6,5/10 #JoanCrawford
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2. Kiss of Death (Henry Hathaway, 1947) 7.5/10
3. Pushover (Richard Quine, 1954) 6.5/10
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Noirvember in Neo-Noir Only
1. One False Move (1992) TSP Noirs #489
2. Minority Report (2002) REVISION TSP Noirs #871
3. Miller's Crossing (1990) REVISION TSP Noirs #382
4. The Big Lebowski (1998) REVISION TSP Noirs #672
5. Romeo is Bleeding (1993) TSP Noirs #662
6. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) TSP Noirs #601
7. The Last Seduction (1994) TSP Noirs #350
8. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986) TSP Noirs #856
9. After Dark, My Sweet (1990) TSP Noirs #422
10. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) TSP Noirs #748
11. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) REVISION TSP Noirs #539
12. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) REVISION TSP Noirs #423
13. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) REVISION TSP Noirs #652
14. No Country for Old Men (2007) REVISION TSP Noirs #702
15. Dog Day Afternoon (1975) REVISION TSP Noirs #810
16. Nocturnal Animals (2016) REVISION Taste of Cinema's Neo-Noirs #17
17. City of Industry (1997) TSP Noirs #874
18. Final Analysis (1992) TSP Noirs #847
19. Basic Instinct (1992) REVISION TSP Noirs #407
20. Basic Instinct 2 (2006) Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Noir #184

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The only returning talent from original here is Sharon Stone - and it shows. She steals her every scene, from her talking down to men to using her body as suggestively as in the original. None of the supporting cast are good though, and as our ostensible lead, a frankly miscast David Morrissey looks like a deer in the headlights. Interestingly, the sequel never places any doubt over Stone's guilt. Not that the original has a lot of ambiguity, but it does have some.
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24. 711 Ocean Drive (1950) * 102 min.
A telephone worker hired to update system for getting horse race information to bookies, works his way up in the Mafia (sorry, The Syndicate). Typical rise and fall gangster drama.
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1. I, the Jury (1982) * 111 min.
2. City That Never Sleeps (1953) * 90 min.  #Marie Windsor
3. Cash on Demand (1961) * 80 min.
4. At Close Range (1986) * 115 min.
5. A Colt Is My Passport (1967) * 84 min.
6. Step by Step (1946) * 62 min.
7. Hunt the Man Down (1950) * 68 min.
8. I Walk Alone (1947) * 97 min.  #Lizabeth Scott
9. Shinjuku Triad Society: Chinese Mafia War (1995) 101 min.
10. Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948) * 79 min.
11. Série Noire (1979) * 116 min.
12. Bury Me Dead (1947) * 68 min.  #Cathy O'Donnell
13. Branded to Kill (1967) * 91 min.
14. The Man Who Died Twice (1958)  * 70 min.
15. The Chase (1946) * 85 min.
16. Nobody Lives Forever (1946) * 100 min.
17. The Story of Temple Drake (1933) * 71 min.
18. Bodyguard (1948) * 63 min.
19. High Wall (1947) * 99 min.  #Audrey Totter
20. Moonrise (1948) * 90 min.
21. The Sleeping City (1950) * 86 min.
22. Storm Fear (1955) * 88 min.
23. The Miami Story (1954) * 75 min.
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28. City that Never Sleeps (1953) - Formally interesting, and full of plenty of interesting visual and stylistic choices that held my attention throughout.
Dizzy Dames
1. The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
2. Man Hunt (1941)
3. Algiers (1938)
4. Detour (1945)
5. Nightmare Alley (1947)
6. Hollow Triumph (1948)
7. The Naked City (1948)
8. The Penalty (1920)
9. Abandoned (1949)
10. Caught (1949)
11. The Prowler (1951)
12. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
13. Paycheck (2003)
14. Suddenly (1954)
15. The Brothers Bloom (2008)
16. Angels Over Broadway (1940)
17. Fallen Angel (1945)
18. Drunken Angel (1948)
19. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
20. The Amazing Mr X (1948)
21. Blonde Ice (1948)
22. Thieves' Highway (1948)
23. The Leopard Man (1943)
24. D.O.A. (1949)
25. Black Rain (1989)
26. The Second Woman (1950)
27. No Sudden Move (2021)
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7. The Undercover Man (1949, Joseph H. Lewis): 7.0 - More a gangster/mafia movie than noir. But hey it's in my Noir boxset and in the noir list, so I guess it counts. It's well written with a pretty realistic depiction of the procedural investigation into the mob. Downside of this is that those kind of methodologicall investigation aren't the most thrilling on screen.
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1. Fallen Angel (1945, Otto Preminger) rewatch: 7.0 > 7.0 #Linda Darnell
2. Whirlpool (1949, Otto Preminger): 7.5 #Gene Tierney
3. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950, Otto Preminger) : 7.5
4. I Wake Up Screaming (1941, H. Bruce Humberstone): 7.5
5. Escape in the Fog (1945, Budd Boetticher) 5.5
6. Framed (1947, Richard Wallace): 8.0
Femmes of Film Noir
Day 1: Gloria Grahame
Day 2: Lana Turner
Day 3: Shelley Winters
Day 4: Joan Bennett
Day 5: Ann Savage
Day 6: Ida Lupino
Day 7: Veronica Lake
Day 8: Mary Astor
Day 9: Lizabeth Scott
Day 10: Marie Windsor
Day 11: Linda Darnell
Day 12: Thelma Ritter
Day 13: Jean Peters
Day 14: Joan Crawford
Day 15: Ella Raines
Day 16: Eve Arden
Day 17: Audrey Totters
Day 18: Jane Greer
Day 19: Cathy O'Donnell
Day 20: Claire Trevor
Day 21: Yvonne De Carlo
Day 22: Barbara Stanwyck
Day 23: Gene Tierney
Day 24: Joan Harrison
Day 25: Ava Gardner
Day 26: Hope Emerson
Day 27: Valentina Cortese
Day 28: Ann Sheridan
Day 29: Marilyn Monroe
Day 30: Lauren Bacall
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10. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)
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1. Borderline (1980)
2. Miami Blues (1990)
3. New Jack City (1991)
4. Le passager de la pluie (1970)
5. Karachi (1989)
6. Off Limits (1988)
7. Criss Cross (1949)
8. The Black Dahlia (2006)
9. Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler (1922)
10. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)
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4. The New Centurions (Richard Fleischer, 1972) 7-
noir, c'est noir
1. The Leopard Man (Jacques Tourneur, 1943) 6
2. Farewell, My Lovely (Dick Richards, 1975) 7
3. Se7en (David Fincher, 1995) [Rewatch] 7
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The lists I am working on are:
BFI 100 key Noir films
Film Noir. 100 All-Time Favorites. Taschen, 2014
"Death on the Cheap - The Lost B Movies of Film Noir" by Arthur Lyons
Another 100 Film Noirs (BFI Screen Guide) 6 5 left

9. Coeur de lilas (1932) aka Lilac Cop goes undercover to free an innocent man, but falls in love with the real killer.
UnNOIRficial Lists
1. Let Us Live (1939) Seventeen years before Hitchcock got him, Henry Fonda is the wrong man, only this time it's murder.
2. La strada buia aka Fugitive Lady (1950) Insurance investigator uncovers a murder plot, with an ironic ending.
3. Es geschah am hellichten Tag (1958) aka It Happened in Broad Daylight Swiss police lieutenant forgoes retirement to find a child killer on his own time.
4. La môme vert de gris (1953) aka Poison Ivy Long before Alphaville, FBI agent Lemmy Caution tracks down stolen gold in French North Africa.
5. C.I.D. (1956) C.I.D. inspector investigates the death of a crusading newspaper editor, but with musical numbers.
6. Suna no utsuwa (1974) aka The Castle of Sand Murder investigation crisscrosses Japan hitting several dead ends before the murderer is identified.
7. Terra Estrangeira (1995) aka Foreign Land After his mother's death, a Brazilian travels to the land of his mother's birth, but not without tangling with the wrong people.
8. 36 Quai des Orfèvres (2004) aka Department 36 Two cops vie for the police chief's job, but they each have their own demons to battle while they battle each other.
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18. The Suspect (1944, Siodmak) 6,5/10 #EllaRaines

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01. Macao (1952, Sternberg) 6/10 #GloriaGrahame
02. Johnny Eager (1941, LeRoy) 7/10 #LanaTurner
03. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949, Castle) 6,5/10 #ShelleyWinters
04. He Ran All the Way (1951, Berry) 4/10 #ShelleyWinters
05. Highway Dragnet (1954, Juran) 5,5/10 #JoanBennett
06. Apology for Murder (1945, Newfield) 4/10 #AnnSavage
07. Women's Prison (1955, Seiler) 6,5/10 #IdaLupino
08. The Bigamist (1953, Lupino) 6,5/10 #IdaLupino
09. Saigon (1948, Fenton) 6/10 #VeronicaLake
10. A Kiss Before Dying (1956, Oswald) 6,5/10 #MaryAstor
11. Desert Fury (1947, Allen) 5,5/10 #LizabethScott
12. The Sniper (1952, Dmytryk) 6,5/10 #MarieWindsor
13. Hangover Square (1945, Brahm) 6,5/10 #LindaDarnell
14. City Across the River (1949, Shane) 5,5/10 #ThelmaRitter
15. A Blueprint for Murder (1953, Stone) 6/10 #JeanPeters
16. Daisy Kenyon (1947, Preminger) 6,5/10 #JoanCrawford
17. Flamingo Road (1949, Curtiz) 6,5/10 #JoanCrawford
18. The Suspect (1944, Siodmak) 6,5/10 #EllaRaines
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31. The Glass Web (1953)
32a. Suspicion: Comfort for the Grave (1958)
32b. Mike Hammer: Torch Song (1984)
33. Two Smart People (1946)

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1. Baby Face Nelson (1957)
2. Convicted (1950)
3. Still of the Night (1982)
4. Bad Boys (1983)
5. Gambling House (1950)
6. Loophole (1954)
7. Malone (1987)
8. Dial 1119 (1950)
9a. Alcoa Theatre: The Town Budget (1958)
9b. Suspense: Photo Finish (1950)
9c. The Barbara Stanwyck Show: Frightened Doll (1961) #BarbaraStanwyck
9d. King of Diamonds: The Wizard of Ice (1961)
10. Deep Cover (1992)
11. The Man with My Face (1951)
12. The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
13. Blue Ice (1985)
14. Autumn Leaves (1956) #JoanCrawford
15. Walk East on Beacon! (1952)
16. Rolling Thunder (1977)
17. The Pretender (1947)
18. Hell's Half Acre (1954) #MarieWindsor
19. The Rough and the Smooth (1959)
20. Impact (1949) #EllaRaines
21. The Midnight Story (1957)
22. Woman in Hiding (1950) #IdaLupino
23. The Number 23 (2007)
24. The Frightened City (1961)
25. The Scarf (1951)
26. The Fourth Square (1961)
27. Out of Time (2003)
28. The Capture (1950)
29. Guilty Bystander (1950)
30. Point of No Return (1993)
31. The Glass Web (1953)
32a. Suspicion: Comfort for the Grave (1958)
32b. Mike Hammer: Torch Song (1984)
33. Two Smart People (1946)
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20. The Unsuspected (1947) - 7/10 #AudreyTotter
21. The Big Steal (1949) - 6/10 #JaneGreer
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14. Ladies in Retirement (Vidor, 1941). #Ida Lupino (the fourth). Quite a nice little "chamber drama" with a sprinkling of murder mixed in. Ida Lupino is good, the rest is... fine.

15. Guest in the House (de Toth & Brahm, 1944). Eh. I just couldn't buy into the idea that 1 nasty piece of work could get away with practically destroying an entire otherwise happy household. I did enjoy spotting Margaret Hamilton, the "Wicked Witch of the West" from the Wizard of Oz.

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1. Phantom Lady (Siodmak, 1944) #Ella Raines.
2. Lady in the Lake (Montgomery, 1946) #Audrey Totter
3. T-Men (Mann, 1947)
4. Pitfall (de Toth, 1948) #Lizabeth Scott
5. Road House (Negulesco, 1948) #Ida Lupino
6. Panic in the Streets (Kazan, 1950)
7. The File on Thelma Jordon (Siodmak, 1949). #Barbara Stanwyck
8. Where Danger Lives (Farrow, 1950)
9. On Dangerous Ground (Ray, 1951). #Ida Lupino (the second)
10. The Prowler (Losey, 1951)
11. The Hitch-Hiker (Lupino, 1953). #Ida Lupino (the third, director this time)
12. The Big Combo (Lewis, 1955)
13. Le Dernier Tournant (Chenal, 1939)
14. Ladies in Retirement (Vidor, 1941). #Ida Lupino (the fourth).
15. Guest in the House (de Toth & Brahm, 1944).
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4. Sea of Love (Harold Becker, 1989) 7/10
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Noirvember in Neo-Noir Only
1. One False Move (1992) TSP Noirs #489
2. Minority Report (2002) REVISION TSP Noirs #871
3. Miller's Crossing (1990) REVISION TSP Noirs #382
4. The Big Lebowski (1998) REVISION TSP Noirs #672
5. Romeo is Bleeding (1993) TSP Noirs #662
6. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) TSP Noirs #601
7. The Last Seduction (1994) TSP Noirs #350
8. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986) TSP Noirs #856
9. After Dark, My Sweet (1990) TSP Noirs #422
10. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) TSP Noirs #748
11. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) REVISION TSP Noirs #539
12. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) REVISION TSP Noirs #423
13. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) REVISION TSP Noirs #652
14. No Country for Old Men (2007) REVISION TSP Noirs #702
15. Dog Day Afternoon (1975) REVISION TSP Noirs #810
16. Nocturnal Animals (2016) REVISION Taste of Cinema's Neo-Noirs #17
17. City of Industry (1997) TSP Noirs #874
18. Final Analysis (1992) TSP Noirs #847
19. Basic Instinct (1992) REVISION TSP Noirs #407
20. Basic Instinct 2 (2006) Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Noir #184
21. Red Rock West (1993) TSP Noirs #396

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Broke and unemployed, a young man plays along when he is mistaken for a hired assassin, only for things to get out of hand as his intended target pays him off and as the actual killer rolls into town in this nifty neo-noir. There are some nice doses of irony too as he keeps trying to skip town, only be continually be brought back. The second half here is not as strong with much squabbling over an inheritance, but Dennis Hopper and J.T. Walsh really shine throughout.
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29. Sudden Fear (1952) - Pretty engaging, elevated by the central duo of Jack Palance and Joan Crawford. The narrative might be a bit familiar, but the leads really help add pathos to the proceedings.
Dizzy Dames
1. The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
2. Man Hunt (1941)
3. Algiers (1938)
4. Detour (1945)
5. Nightmare Alley (1947)
6. Hollow Triumph (1948)
7. The Naked City (1948)
8. The Penalty (1920)
9. Abandoned (1949)
10. Caught (1949)
11. The Prowler (1951)
12. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
13. Paycheck (2003)
14. Suddenly (1954)
15. The Brothers Bloom (2008)
16. Angels Over Broadway (1940)
17. Fallen Angel (1945)
18. Drunken Angel (1948)
19. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
20. The Amazing Mr X (1948)
21. Blonde Ice (1948)
22. Thieves' Highway (1948)
23. The Leopard Man (1943)
24. D.O.A. (1949)
25. Black Rain (1989)
26. The Second Woman (1950)
27. No Sudden Move (2021)
28. City that Never Sleeps (1953)
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25. Detour (1945) 68 min.  #Ann Savage
Many years since I saw this, I liked it better this time, maybe because I didn't believe his story.

26. Slightly Scarlet (1956) * 94 min.
John Payne makes good government sleazy. Rhonda Fleming and Arlene Dahl in Technicolor, wow.
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1. I, the Jury (1982) * 111 min.
2. City That Never Sleeps (1953) * 90 min.  #Marie Windsor
3. Cash on Demand (1961) * 80 min.
4. At Close Range (1986) * 115 min.
5. A Colt Is My Passport (1967) * 84 min.
6. Step by Step (1946) * 62 min.
7. Hunt the Man Down (1950) * 68 min.
8. I Walk Alone (1947) * 97 min.  #Lizabeth Scott
9. Shinjuku Triad Society: Chinese Mafia War (1995) 101 min.
10. Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948) * 79 min.
11. Série Noire (1979) * 116 min.
12. Bury Me Dead (1947) * 68 min.  #Cathy O'Donnell
13. Branded to Kill (1967) * 91 min.
14. The Man Who Died Twice (1958)  * 70 min.
15. The Chase (1946) * 85 min.
16. Nobody Lives Forever (1946) * 100 min.
17. The Story of Temple Drake (1933) * 71 min.
18. Bodyguard (1948) * 63 min.
19. High Wall (1947) * 99 min.  #Audrey Totter
20. Moonrise (1948) * 90 min.
21. The Sleeping City (1950) * 86 min.
22. Storm Fear (1955) * 88 min.
23. The Miami Story (1954) * 75 min.
24. 711 Ocean Drive (1950) * 102 min.
*First time viewing
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53. Queen Bee (Ranald MacDougall, 1955) #JoanCrawford
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54. The Outfit (John Flynn, 1973)
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55. The Man Is Armed (Franklin Adreon, 1958)
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56. A Dangerous Profession (Ted Tetzlaff, 1949) #EllaRaines
List: TSPDT Noir #564

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57. They Made Me a Criminal (Busby Berkeley, 1939)
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58. Fog Island (Terry O. Morse, 1945)
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59. Sleepers West (Eugene Forde, 1941)
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Beyond These Dark Streets...
1. Cornered (Edward Dmytryk,1945)
2. Tomorrow Is Forever (Irving Pichel, 1946)
3. Sharky's Machine (Burt Reynolds, 1981)
4. The Scarf (Ewald André Dupont, 1951)
5. Naked Alibi (Jerry Hopper, 1954) #GloriaGrahame
6. Best Seller (John Flynn, 1987)
7. Arch of Triumph (Lewis Milestone, 1948)
8. They Won't Forget (Mervyn LeRoy, 1937) #LanaTurner
9. The Raging Tide (George Sherman, 1951) #ShelleyWinters
10. Psyche 59 (Alexander Singer, 1964)
11. Bad Influence (Curtis Hanson, 1990)
12. Midnight Manhunt (William C. Thomas, 1945)
13. The Macomber Affair (Zoltan Korda, 1947) #JoanBennett
14. The Girl Hunters (Roy Rowland, 1963)
15. 8 Million Ways to Die (Henry S. Kesler, 1957)
16. Muerte de un ciclista a.k.a. Death of a Cyclist (Juan Antonio Bardem, 1955)
17. The Spider (Robert Webb, 1945) #AnnSavage
18. 5 Steps To Danger (Henry S. Kesler, 1957)
19. Shopping (Paul Anderson, 1994)
20. Marked Woman (Michael Curtiz, Lloyd Bacon, 1937)
21. Cry of the Hunted (Joseph H. Lewis, 1953)
22. Jennifer (Joel Newton, 1953) #Ida Lupino
23. Narrow Margin (Peter Hyams, 1990)
24. Affair in Trinidad (Vincent Sherman, 1952)
25. Saigon (Leslie Fenton, 1948) #VeronicaLake
26. Assalto ao Trem Pagador a.k.a. Assault on the Pay Train (Roberto Farias, 1962)
27. Desert Fury (Lewis Allen, 1947) #MaryAstor
28. Les bonnes femmes a.k.a. The Good Girls (Claude Chabrol, 1960)
29. Guns, Girls, and Gangsters (Edward L. Cahn, 1959)
30. Vice Raid (Edward L. Cahn, 1959)
31. Scissors (Frank De Felitta, 1991)
32. Gumshoe (Stephen Frears, 1971)
33. The Verdict (Don Siegel, 1946)
34. De bruit et de fureur a.k.a. Sound and Fury (Jean-Claude Brisseau, 1988)
35. The Weapon (Val Guest, Hal Chester, 1956) #LizabethScott
36. Poulet au vinaigre a.k.a. Chicken & Vinegar (Claude Chabrol, 1985)
37. Bait (Hugo Haas, 1954)
38. Swamp Women (Roger Corman, 1956) #MarieWindsor
39. No Way Home (Buddy Giovinazzo, 1996)
40. Michael Shayne: Private Detective (Eugene Forde, 1940)
41. The 13th Letter (Otto Preminger, 1951) #LindaDarnell
42. I, the Jury (Harry Essex, 1953)
43. The Man Who Wouldn't Die (Herbert I. Leeds, 1942)
44. The Man on the Eiffel Tower (Burgess Meredith, Irving Allen, Charles Laughton, 1949)
45. Consenting Adults (Alan J. Pakula, 1992)
46. La vittima designata a.k.a. The Designated Victim (Maurizio Lucidi, 1971)
47. In the Cut (Jane Campion, 2002)
48. International Crime (Charles Lamont, 1938)
49. City Across the River (Maxwell Shane, 1949) #ThelmaRitter
50. A Blueprint for Murder (Andrew L. Stone, 1953) #JeanPeters
51. Johnny O'Clock (Robert Rossen, 1947)
52. Cry Terror! (Andrew L. Stone, 1958)

53. Queen Bee (Ranald MacDougall, 1955) #JoanCrawford
54. The Outfit (John Flynn, 1973)
55. The Man Is Armed (Franklin Adreon, 1958)
56. A Dangerous Profession (Ted Tetzlaff, 1949) #EllaRaines
57. They Made Me a Criminal (Busby Berkeley, 1939)
58. Fog Island (Terry O. Morse, 1945)
59. Sleepers West (Eugene Forde, 1941)
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11. In Cold Blood (1967)
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1. Borderline (1980)
2. Miami Blues (1990)
3. New Jack City (1991)
4. Le passager de la pluie (1970)
5. Karachi (1989)
6. Off Limits (1988)
7. Criss Cross (1949)
8. The Black Dahlia (2006)
9. Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler (1922)
10. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)
11. In Cold Blood (1967)
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1. Basic Instinct (1992) 7/10
2. Framed (1947) 7/10
3. The Dark Past (1948) 5/10
4. The Parallax View (1974) 7/10
5. The Suspect (1944) 6/10
6. Coup de torchon (1981) 8/10
7. Guilty Bystander (1950) 7/10
8. Hollywood Story (1951) 6/10
9. Drive a Crooked Road (1954) 8/10
10. Johnny O'Clock (1947) 7/10
11. The Furies (1950) 6/10
12. Dead Again (1991) 5/10

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19. The Arnelo Affair (1947, Oboler) 5,5/10 #EveArden

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01. Macao (1952, Sternberg) 6/10 #GloriaGrahame
02. Johnny Eager (1941, LeRoy) 7/10 #LanaTurner
03. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949, Castle) 6,5/10 #ShelleyWinters
04. He Ran All the Way (1951, Berry) 4/10 #ShelleyWinters
05. Highway Dragnet (1954, Juran) 5,5/10 #JoanBennett
06. Apology for Murder (1945, Newfield) 4/10 #AnnSavage
07. Women's Prison (1955, Seiler) 6,5/10 #IdaLupino
08. The Bigamist (1953, Lupino) 6,5/10 #IdaLupino
09. Saigon (1948, Fenton) 6/10 #VeronicaLake
10. A Kiss Before Dying (1956, Oswald) 6,5/10 #MaryAstor
11. Desert Fury (1947, Allen) 5,5/10 #LizabethScott
12. The Sniper (1952, Dmytryk) 6,5/10 #MarieWindsor
13. Hangover Square (1945, Brahm) 6,5/10 #LindaDarnell
14. City Across the River (1949, Shane) 5,5/10 #ThelmaRitter
15. A Blueprint for Murder (1953, Stone) 6/10 #JeanPeters
16. Daisy Kenyon (1947, Preminger) 6,5/10 #JoanCrawford
17. Flamingo Road (1949, Curtiz) 6,5/10 #JoanCrawford
18. The Suspect (1944, Siodmak) 6,5/10 #EllaRaines
19. The Arnelo Affair (1947, Oboler) 5,5/10 #EveArden
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1. The Big Heat (1953) - 7/10 #GloriaGrahame
2. Johnny Eager (1942) - 7/10 #LanaTurner
3. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) - 5/10 #ShelleyWinters
4. The Woman in the Window (1944) - 8/10 #JoanBennett
5. Detour (1945) - 5/10 #AnnSavage
6. Ladies in Retirement (1941) - 5/10 #IdaLupino
7. This Gun for Hire (1942) - 6/10 #VeronicaLake
8. Act of Violence (1948) - 8/10 #MaryAstor
9. Too Late for Tears (1949) - 8/10 #LizabethScott
10. The Narrow Margin (1952) - 9/10 #MarieWindsor
11. Fallen Angel (1945) - 6/10 #LindaDarnell
12. City Across the River (1949) - 6/10 #ThelmaRitter

13. Pickup on South Street (1953) - 7/10 #JeanPeters

My 2nd Jean Peters movie was a pretty intriguing movie. A nice set-up leads to a good Thrill ride as Peters character gets pushed around by all involved. This movie also had the previous days Thelma Ritter (this movie was my original movie for her) and she had so much more to do with this one and was a very important part of the movie and easily its best part.

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14. The Damned Don't Cry (1950) - 7/10 #JoanCrawford

Even though she is such a big star this was only my second of hers and I enjoyed this more than What Happened to Baby Jane? Crawford played the roll so well, playing the socialite well yet still keeping that naivety that the character needed to be taken seriously.

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15. The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945) - 6/10 #EllaRaines

This was my first taste of Ella Raines but it wasn't overly the best showcase of her abilities. In fact I don't think it was a good show for anybodies abilities. Yeah the whole thing was good but noone shown through, it was all just competent. I've seen issues about the ending but honestly it didn't faze me one bit, it was what it was.

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16. Whiplash (1948) - 8/10 #EveArden

My third Eve Arden movie but this is a long way removed from her role of Principal McGee in Grease and its inferior sequel. There isn't anything really original in this movie but it was all handled well from beginning to end. You knew where it was going but it was still enjoyable to watch. Any competent sports film is always going to do reasonably well with me.

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17. FBI Girl (1951) - 6/10 #AudreyTotter

My second Audrey Totter film but my first with her in a major roll. Again a simple story, nothing overly spectacular but an alright police (or to be more correct, FBI) procedural.

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18. Sweet Smell of Success (1957) - 4/10

My first none bonus movie of the challenge could have went better for me. Yeah the movie seemed well done as you would expect for the names involved but I just didn't enjoy it. The subject matter just didn't excite me and the way it was handled just failed to make me care past that.

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22. Side Street (1950) - 6.5/10 #Cathy O’Donnell
23. Born to Kill (1947) - 7/10 #ClaireTrevor
24. Criss Cross (1949) - 7/10 #YvonneDeCarlo
25. No Man of Her Own (1950) - 8/10 #BarbaraStanwyck
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Latin American Noir/Neo-noir,

19. El ángel desnudo (The Naked Angel, Carlos Hugo Christensen, 1946) 8/10
20. Camino del infierno (Road of Hell, Luis Saslavsky & Daniel Tinayre, 1946) 9/10
21. Cuatro contra el mundo (Four Against the World, Alejandro Galindo, 1950) 8/10
22. El pendiente (The Earring, León Klimovsky, 1951) 8.5/10
23. La bestia debe morir (The Beast Must Die, Román Viñoly Barreto, 1952) 8/10
24. El jefe (The Boss, Fernando Ayala, 1958) 8/10
25. Fin de fiesta (The Party Is Over, Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, 1960) 8/10
26. Antes, o Verão (‎Before the Summer, Gerson Tavares, 1968) 9/10
27. Possuídas Pelo Pecado (Owned by Sin, Jean Garrett, 1976) 7.5/10
28. Cidade Oculta (Hidden City, Chico Botelho,1986) 8/10 (RV)
29. Faca de Dois Gumes (Two Edged Knife, Murilo Salles, 1989) 7.5/10
30. A Grande Arte (Exposure, Walter Salles, 1991) 6.5/10

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1. Big House, U.S.A. (Howard W. Koch, 1955) 8/10
2. Crime Against Joe (Lee Sholem, 1956) 8/10
3. Hot Cars (Don McDougall, 1956) 7.5/10
4. Three Bad Sisters (Gilbert Kay, 1956) 7/10
5. Monsieur La Souris (Midnight in Paris, Georges Lacombe, 1942) 8/10
6. L'homme de Londres (The London Man, Henri Decoin, 1943) 8/10
7. Cécile est morte! (Cecile Is Dead, Maurice Tourneur, 1944) 8/10
8. Les caves du Majestic (Majestic Hotel Cellars, Richard Pottier, 1945) 8/10
9. L'horloger de Saint-Paul (The Clockmaker, Bertrand Tavernier, 1974) 9/10 (RV)
10. L'étoile du Nord (The North Star, Pierre Granier-Deferre, 1982) 8.5/10
11. L'inconnu dans la maison (Stranger in the House, Georges Lautner, 1992) 7/10
12. Le crime de monsieur Stil (Claire Devers, 1995) 8/10
13. Les amours de minuit (The Lovers of Midnight, Augusto Genina & Marc Allégret, 1931) 8.5/10
14. La fille du diable (The Devil's Daughter, Henri Decoin, 1946) 9/10
15. Le désordre et la nuit (The Night Affair, Gilles Grangier, 1958) 8/10
16. À double tour (Web of Passion, Claude Chabrol, 1959) 8.5/10 (RV)
17. Horace 62 (The Fabiani Affair, André Versini, 1962) 9.5/10
18. Point de chute (Falling Point, Robert Hossein, 1970) 8/10
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27. Beat the Devil (1953) * 89 min.
Fun, kind of a shaggy dog story.

28. Rainy Dog (1997) * 94 min.
A surprise from Takashi Miike. Sort of a family film, with the violence toned down a little and the sex toned down a lot. A hit man is left his maybe son and adds a prostitute who wants to get away as a surrogate mother for the boy. Other guys who want to kill him may also have family issues. Interesting, although I'm not sure what it means, if anything.
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1. I, the Jury (1982) * 111 min.
2. City That Never Sleeps (1953) * 90 min.  #Marie Windsor
3. Cash on Demand (1961) * 80 min.
4. At Close Range (1986) * 115 min.
5. A Colt Is My Passport (1967) * 84 min.
6. Step by Step (1946) * 62 min.
7. Hunt the Man Down (1950) * 68 min.
8. I Walk Alone (1947) * 97 min.  #Lizabeth Scott
9. Shinjuku Triad Society: Chinese Mafia War (1995) 101 min.
10. Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948) * 79 min.
11. Série Noire (1979) * 116 min.
12. Bury Me Dead (1947) * 68 min.  #Cathy O'Donnell
13. Branded to Kill (1967) * 91 min.
14. The Man Who Died Twice (1958)  * 70 min.
15. The Chase (1946) * 85 min.
16. Nobody Lives Forever (1946) * 100 min.
17. The Story of Temple Drake (1933) * 71 min.
18. Bodyguard (1948) * 63 min.
19. High Wall (1947) * 99 min.  #Audrey Totter
20. Moonrise (1948) * 90 min.
21. The Sleeping City (1950) * 86 min.
22. Storm Fear (1955) * 88 min.
23. The Miami Story (1954) * 75 min.
24. 711 Ocean Drive (1950) * 102 min.
25. Detour (1945) 68 min.  #Ann Savage
26. Slightly Scarlet (1956) * 94 min.
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30. The Paradine Case (1947) - One of my remaining Hitch blind spots, and while it's full of reliably dark humor and solid filmmaking prowess, this doesn't quite rank among the master's best works.
Dizzy Dames
1. The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
2. Man Hunt (1941)
3. Algiers (1938)
4. Detour (1945)
5. Nightmare Alley (1947)
6. Hollow Triumph (1948)
7. The Naked City (1948)
8. The Penalty (1920)
9. Abandoned (1949)
10. Caught (1949)
11. The Prowler (1951)
12. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
13. Paycheck (2003)
14. Suddenly (1954)
15. The Brothers Bloom (2008)
16. Angels Over Broadway (1940)
17. Fallen Angel (1945)
18. Drunken Angel (1948)
19. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
20. The Amazing Mr X (1948)
21. Blonde Ice (1948)
22. Thieves' Highway (1948)
23. The Leopard Man (1943)
24. D.O.A. (1949)
25. Black Rain (1989)
26. The Second Woman (1950)
27. No Sudden Move (2021)
28. City that Never Sleeps (1953)
29. Sudden Fear (1952)
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